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Study successfully targets nerve endings to curb allergic asthma in animal model.

Current asthma medications, which work by suppressing inflammatory signaling by immune cells or by dilating the airways, can stop working over time. Now, a new study from Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School supports a highly innovative approach to controlling asthma; by targeting certain sensory nerve endings in the lungs that help drive allergic inflammation. 

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